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Dr. Franziska Schaft

Deputy Head of Department Structural Change


Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Agricultural structural change
Vertical coordination and networks
Policy impacts and rural development
Stakeholder approaches

Personal details

Dr. Franziska Schaft joined IAMO in May 2007 as a senior researcher in the department Structural Development of Farms and Rural areas. She studied economic geography and regional planning at Bayreuth University, Germany, where she did her PhD in 2003 on the privatization and transformation of Czech industries. Afterwards she worked in different community development projects in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Her research focuses on entrepreneurial strategies and organization of farms with a regional focus on Eastern Germany and Ukraine. Dr. Franziska Schaft coordinates the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue.